We would like to bring to your attention that DSC Legal will be moving into new offices at Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, on 22.03.2018. Our telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail addresses will remain unchanged. More information on our new location (e.g. directions) will be available on our website soon.
For the second time in a row, in-house counsels employed in the real estate industry have recommended DSC Legal as the “leading law firm” within that line of business (1st place in the national overall ranking). Our firm also belongs to the top-ranking law firms (national and regional) when it comes to its main practice areas shaping the real estate law.
At the beginning of September DSC Legal had the honor to invite the members of IR Global to the well-known exhibition "The Story of Berin" - Berlin Kudamm. After completing the guided tour of the exhibition, the members expected a rich buffet in the rooms of DSC Legal, where they found themselves eating, drinking and talking to each other.
As Global Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group of IR Global, the world's largest professional services network, Dr. Peter Diedrich was delighted to host a round table on international real estate investment. The discussion, as part of IR Global's Virtual Round Table series, centered on financing and structuring cross-border real estate transactions, involving IR Global members from Germany, Belgium, California, New York, and Canada.
On April 13th, 2017, Dr. István Szabados, attorney-at-law, was appointed as notary in Berlin. He thereby strengthens the notary office of our firm, which until now has been led by Dr. Peter Diedrich, notary and attorney-at-law, which has been primarily focused in recent years on the notarization of mid- and large-sized real estate transactions, development projects of domestic and international investors, and corporate-law procedures.
(Federal Court of Justice, judgments of 4 July 2017 - XI ZR 562/15, XI ZR 233/16)
On 4 July 2017, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof - BGH) ruled invalid the general terms and conditions (Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen - AGB) pre-formulated by the defendant banks in loan agreements concluded between credit institutions and entrepreneurs (Unternehmer) for processing fees (Bearbeitungsgebühren), that did not depend on the term period.
DSC Legal is in the process of developing an innovative new offering to improve the efficiency and convenience of its legal and notarial services. The DSC Cloud, planned to launch later this year, will offer a secure data room platform for the exchange of documents. The system will allow the DSC Legal team, as well as clients and third-parties, to rapidly and securily share and collaborate on any document related to a notarization or legal matter from any computer or smartphone. Stay tuned.